At first I dealt with the kiss by ignoring it. Usually the front derailler cable housing take the brunt of the hit. Eventually, I had a buddy of mine machinge me a new cross-member (seatstay bolt on that does the kissing) that was "dished" more to allow the rear suspension to compress 1/2 inch more. But to "dish" it to clear the seat tube, I had to give up tire clearance - which didn't really matter for me as I only run 2.1's. also, I got back the last 1/2 inch of travel my bike was missing from the original poor design.Daz said:How did you deal with the "Kiss"?